Dear Old Dad
Ross Weyland, 79, passed away on 10/10/10. He was born the thirteenth child of Earl Bernard and Ida Virginia Weyland. Ross was married to Edna Latham Weyland for 59 years and together they raised six children, Betty, Kathie, Viola, Doreen, Rick, and Terrie.
Dad retired from Kennecott Copper after 31 years and then chose a career with Aliant Tech as a security guard for another 20 years. While at Kennecott Copper, he received his electrician’s license from Salt Lake Community College (formerly Trade Tech). Dad was a hard worker and always provided for his family. He was an electrician, painter, insurance salesman, laborer, and gardener! He was a member of the FOE 3285. Dad loved a good laugh and never took himself too seriously. He enjoyed having his family around for the many dinners and celebrations on his fabulous patio. While he never took off his coat when visiting his children’s homes, he always wanted them to stay as long as possible at his home.
Dad is survived by his sister, Ruth (Nick) Rendina; brother-in-law, Ron Latham; five of his six children, Doreen Weyland, Betty (David) Anderson, Kathie (Paul) Lilenquist, Viola (Douglas) Bodrero, and Terrie (Roy) Williams; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Dad is preceded in death by his wife Edna and his son, Rick.
Years ago dad helped raise funds for the seeing-eye dog program and now through organ donation, he is able to donate his eyes.
A visitation for family and friends will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna. A private family service will be held at a later time. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Primary Children's Medical Center, dad’s favorite charity. In memory of our dad please enjoy a glass of wine; it doesn’t matter if it is red or white, as dad believed there was no bad wine! Take Care, Have Fun, and Enjoy (Dad’s favorite saying).
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